More in U.S. see drug addiction, college affordability and sexism as ‘very big’ national problems
In the nearly two years since the 2016 presidential election, Americans’ views of the seriousness of several national problems have changed, with concerns about drug addiction, college affordability, sexism and racism on the rise.
Most Americans say higher ed is heading in wrong direction, but partisans disagree on why
About six-in-ten Americans say higher education in the United States is going in the wrong direction. Republicans and Democrats are worlds apart on why.
Number of foreign college graduates staying in U.S. to work climbed again in 2017, but growth has slowed
A record 276,500 foreign graduates received work permits under the Optional Practical Training program in the U.S. in 2017, up from 257,100 in 2016.
Americans say U.S. colleges make the grade, but many say public schools don’t measure up
While Americans say their nation’s colleges compare relatively well with those in other countries, they offer more negative assessments of U.S. public schools.
Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity
Women in STEM jobs are more likely than their male counterparts to have experienced discrimination in the workplace and to believe that discrimination is a major reason there are not more women in STEM.
Facts on Foreign Students in the U.S.
The U.S. has more foreign students enrolled in its colleges and universities than any other country in the world. Much of the growth in foreign students has happened since the start of the Great Recession.
U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads
As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.
The most and least educated U.S. religious groups
The share of people completing a college education differs by religion, with members of some faith groups much more educated, on average, than others.
As the need for highly trained scientists grows, a look at why people choose these careers
What leads people to a career in science? From a lifelong interest in science to the influence of mentors, working scientists explain why they pursued science.
What Americans say it takes to be middle class
The vast majority of American adults agree that a secure job and the ability to save money for the future are essential. But one thing is now less likely to be seen as a requirement: a college education.